UW Dashboard Offers Detailed Information About University
October 31, 2013 — Want to know how many University of Wyoming graduates find jobs in the Cowboy State? Interested in learning how UW’s tuition and fees stack up against other public institutions? Want to see a breakdown of the university’s funding sources, and how it budgets that money?
Detailed information on those topics, and many more, is available with the click of your computer mouse.
UW’s Planning, Budget and Institutional Analysis Department has received national recognition for the UW Dashboard, a visual interface that provides at-a-glance views into key measures for students, faculty and staff, tuition and fees, research and private giving, budget and statewide activities. You’ll find it at http://www.uwyo.edu/oia/dashboard/index.html.
“We’re happy to provide members of the public with this detailed information about their university in such an accessible format,” says Arley Williams, UW’s assistant vice president for budget and institutional analysis. “The university plays such a key role in Wyoming, and it’s important for people to see the data that detail those contributions and the ways we operate.”
A survey by the Association for Institutional Research identified the UW Dashboard as one of a handful of “recommended” dashboards created by public universities nationwide. Williams and her team worked for many months to develop the dashboard. It is updated regularly to reflect the most up-to-date information.
The UW Dashboard uses graphs and charts to present dozens of operating and performance measures. The objective of the project is to provide UW leaders, legislators, government officials and the public with useful information to help guide decisions for the university and the state.
Williams invites input on the UW Dashboard via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.